Classical Art Atelier

Rembrandt Late Self-Portraits
Master Copy Painting Workshop

5-Day Workshop with Thomas Langeveld in Haarlem, Netherlands
30 March - 03 April 2020

The Dutch-Irish Artists Exchange Programme is a brand new partnership between Classical Art Atelier in Ireland and the Dutch Atelier of Realist Art in the Netherlands, which aims to broaden and promote the artistic opportunities and cultural experiences of our students in both countries.

The inaugural exchange will take place in March-April 2020, and we're offering Irish artists a unique opportunity to travel and study with our international friends - the Dutch Atelier of Realist Art - on a 5-day painting workshop with Thomas Langeveld, instructor and co-founder of DARA, in Haarlem, Netherlands.

Interested applicants are now invited to contact us. There are limited places on this Dutch workshop. Booking and deposit for the Full Package Option are due before 31 December 2019, and for the Workshop Only Option before 15 February 2020. Please BOOK EARLY to ensure your place on this special workshop!

Workshop Full Package Prices Gallery Instructor Materials
View of Haarlem by Jacob van Ruisdael, 1665

Learn and Explore

Workshop with Thomas Langeveld and Cultural Experience

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait (1660)

You will be given a selection of paintings to choose to copy from, which consist of self-portraits painted by Rembrandt during his later years. You will work from a high-quality reproduction, painting on a small scale (around 40x50cm to 50x70cm maximum). You will begin by tracing the initial drawing in charcoal during the first session, rather than attempting to draw freehand. This will allow for sufficient time to explore the painting process.

Over the course of the workshop, you will explore an indirect painting approach, beginning first with a grisaille underpainting. There will be an emphasis on maintaining accurate proportions, successfully organizing values to depict light and form, and how to employ various brush-handling techniques to recreate Rembrandt's renowned use of thicker impastos and vibrant brushstrokes.

In the final stages of the workshop, students will work in a series of glazes to add in the color indirectly, to achieve luminosity and dynamic contrast between light and dark passages. Thomas will demonstrate every stage of the step-by-step painting process, as well as color mixing, brush-handling, and providing in-depth critiques throughout.

Museum & Gallery Visits
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The cultural aspect of this workshop exchange includes visits to the Frans Hals Museum and Teylers Museum in Haarlem, as the studio is very nearby, and to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on the final Saturday. Your visit to the Netherlands will also coincide with the famous Keukenhof festival (21 March - 19 May), one of the world's largest flower gardens.

Full Package

Our all-inclusive package covers your entire trip and drawing studies and experience.

Flights & Travel

Return flights from Cork to Amsterdam Schipol airports, and taxi connection to and from the airport and your hotel in Haarlem, form an essential part of the full package option. Travel insurance and additional luggage requirements are also included in this premier option.

All of your travel arrangements will be carefully managed by Adrian Cooke and Mischa Tranquilli, coordinators, so you will be able to completely relax and enjoy the experience.


Seven nights hotel accommodation in Haarlem is included in the full package. The Dutch Atelier is also located very close to your hotel, making it an easy walk to and from your painting class every day.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are not included in the price but we will enjoy our meals together as a group.

Tuition, Materials & Equipment

The workshop consists of 4 full days of tuition in the studio with Thomas Langeveld. Each day runs from from 10am to 5pm with one hour for lunch.

The programme is carefully designed to suit artists of varying abilities and experience: from beginners with little experience, to intermediate artists who would like to improve their skills and techniques, to professional artists looking for a new challenges and insights.

Basic materials including solvents that are unpermissable on flights will be provided, as well as canvas and studio equipment. However, you will be expected to bring your own paints and brushes.


Haarlem is a relatively small medieval town, about 20km from Amsterdam. You will have time to meander its cobblestone streets and see its outlying tulip fields (famous as a flower-bulb-growing district).

Rijksmuseum & Art Gallery Visits

Visits to two of Haarlem's art museums are included in the workshop: Frans Hals Museum and Teylers Museum. On the final Saturday, you will also visit Amsterdam and the world-famous Rijksmuseum, which houses many Dutch masterpieces.

Haarlem Workshop Details & Prices

Details and prices for the Rembrandt Late Self-Portraits Master Copy Workshop in Haarlem in March 2020 are as follows.
Please contact us to find out more.

1 FULL PACKAGE Deposit Balance Workshop Flights & Hotel
€1,500 €750 deposit due
before 31 Dec. 2019
€750 balance due
before 15 Feb. 2020
Mon.30 March - Fri.03 April 2020
Studio 10am-5pm each day
Plus Museum Visits
Dub-Ams Sun. 29 Mar. 2020
Ams-Dub Sun. 05 Apr. 2020
7 nights hotel B&B
Travel Insurance
Deposit Balance Workshop Flights & Hotel
€750 €375 deposit due
before 31 Dec. 2019
€375 balance due
before 15 Feb. 2020
Mon.30 March - Fri.03 April 2020
Studio 10am-5pm each day
Plus Museum Visits
Not included

Important Notes

  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Classical Art Atelier reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time if the minimum number of students required is not reached. In such cases, your fee will be fully refunded.
  • It is recommended that you take out insurance to cover travel and accommodation costs in the event that this workshop is cancelled.

About Thomas Langeveld

Painting Instructor

Thomas Langeveld has been active as an artist for over 15 years and began his career as a self-taught artist in drawing, painting, and sculpture. From 2014 - 2017, he studied at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, where he learned a classical method of painting which he would go on to incorporate in his own personal working approach.

His art has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions in The Netherlands, Belgium, United States, and Italy, and has been sold in private collections throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.

Thomas has made many travels to far eastern countries, where he draws much inspiration for his personal works. His repertoire varies, but he mostly focuses on portraiture and figural works. He was recently recognized as a top ten finalist in The Representational Art Conference 2018 juried exhibition in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

Materials List

Oil Painting Workshop

Stretched and unstretched canvas will be provided by the academy. However, it is imperative that you bring a portfolio case large enough to fit a canvas 50x40cm or some other means of taking your wet canvases home with you. Your work will not be stored by the academy.

All materials and equipment are available at Cork Art Supplies, where you will be entitled to a 10% discount upon enrolling for this workshop, or at Jackson's Art Supplies UK

Oil Colours
  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red
  • Transparent Red Oxide
  • Raw Umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Liquin
  • Fast Drying Linseed Oil
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Turpentine
  • 4 x Bristle Filbert (size 6)
  • 2 x Soft Synthetic Filbert (size 8)
  • 1 x Soft Filbert (size 12)
  • 1 x Soft Round (size 1)
  • 1 x Soft Fan Brush (size 6 or 8)
  • Wooden Palette
  • Palette Knife
  • Palette Cups
  • Glass Jar
  • Paper Towels
  • Portfolio Case
Rembrandt Late Portraits Painting Workshop

Discover the Old Master in his native Netherlands

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